Summer movie preview

Hailey Edelstein (’12)

As summer is quickly approaching, it’s not only bringing the hot weather, but the hottest movies as well. It looks like the beach won’t be the only popular place this summer…According to comingsoon.net, one movie in particular, Julie and Julia, seems to interest users on the site with many positive comments. The movie is based on Julie Powell’s book, Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. Julie Powell (Amy Adams) needs to spice up her life. What better way to do that than to spend a full year cooking hundreds of meals? Julie decides to cook all 524 of Julia Child’s (Meryl Streep) recipes in her 1961 classic cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She soon realizes that cooking isn’t very simple. She learns how to put the perfect touch on every meal and begins to view cooking in a very different light. Want to know where this new hobby will take Julie? Check out Julie and Julia in theatres August 7.

Looking for a laugh this summer? Year One is a must-see for comedy lovers. Jack Black and Michael Cera take viewers back thousands of years to the first year ever. Black and Cera play two lazy hunter-gatherers and end up banished from their village. The movie follows their epic journey around the world and through ancient civilizations. Take the hilarious two-thousand-year-journey back in time on June 19.

Want even more comedy? Perhaps a romantic comedy? When In Rome is a movie about a young woman named Beth (Kristen Bell) who heads to Rome for her sister’s wedding. Defiant, after a couple glasses of champagne, Beth picks a coin from a “fountain of love” and is caught under a love spell. A businessman (Danny DeVito), a street magician (Jon Heder), a painter (Will Arnett) and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard) are found chasing after Beth fighting for her love. But all along, a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel), whom she met at her sister’s wedding, is falling for her. Want to know who Beth ends up with? This movie also hits theatres on August 7.

If comedy isn’t for you, and you would rather have adventure, don’t miss Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson star once again as Harry, Ron and Hermione in an action-packed, magical adventure at Hogwarts. The students are back at school for their sixth year and encounter more danger than ever. Voldemort is becoming stronger and has a tight grip on both the magical and muggle worlds. Dumbledore brings in his old friend Professor Horace Slughorn to help acquire very important information that could save Harry in an epic battle between him
and Voldemort. Many new romantic relationships also form among the teenage students. This movie is sure to thrill viewers. Head to theatres July 15 to watch Harry, Ron and Hermione in another movie based on J.K. Rowling’s hit series.

Based on the best selling book, The Time Traveler’s Wife takes drama and romance lovers on a wild ride. Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) has a rare genetic disorder that causes him to time-travel through his lifespan.

Unfortunately, he has absolutely no control over it. When he falls in love with a woman named Clare Abshire (Rachel McAdams), they are constantly separated without warning. Can Clare and Henry’s true love keep them together? This movie hits theatres on August 14.

With so many exciting movies coming out, it looks like Summer ’09 won’t be so sunny… at least not inside the movie theatres. So ditch the high SPF and ice cream and take on the popcorn and tickets instead. This summer’s full of hot blockbusters.